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Prof Toby Brandon


Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Toby Brandon has a long-standing interest in empowerment, inclusion and engagement, regionally developing a network of contacts within Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and third sector organisations, including ReCoCo, Chilli Studios and The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company.

He publishes on mental health, advocacy, hate crime and participatory and co-productive research methodologies. His research outputs being part of the Research Excellence Framework for Social Policy and Social Work (UoA 20).

Toby lectures in the developing academic field of Mad Studies. 

Toby Brandon

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Room H019, Coach Lane Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Developing and Implementing Teaching in Sensitive Subject and Topic Areas: A Comprehensive Guide for professionals in FE and HE Settings , McGovern, W., Gillespie, A., Brandon, T., McInnes, A. 5 Feb 2024
  • Making a difference for the future: the views of Educators by experience about their involvement in social work education, Lonbay, S., Brandon, T., O'Driscoll, S. 19 Sep 2023, In: Social Work Education
  • The introduction and development of a mental health integrated support unit within an English Prison: clinical, care staff and Operational Officer perspectives, McClelland, N., Brandon, T., Dyer, W., Cassidy, K., Ridley, L., Biddle, P. 1 Feb 2023, In: Journal of Forensic Practice
  • Use of a targeted, computer/web-based guided self-help psychoeducation toolkit for distressing hallucinations (MUSE) in people with an at-risk mental state for psychosis: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial, Hamilton, J., Arnott, B., Aynsworth, C., Barclay, N., Birkett, L., Brandon, T., Dixon, L., Dudley, R., Einbeck, J., Gibbs, C., Kharatikoopaei, E., Simpson, J., Dodgson, G., Fernyhough, C. 30 Jun 2023, In: BMJ Open
  • Prisoners with Severe Mental Illnesses and Everyday Prison Interior (Re)design, Cassidy, K., Dyer, W., Biddle, P., Ridley, L., Brandon, T., McClelland, N. 4 Dec 2022, The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Design, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Implications for mental health workforce strategy, professional training and supervision of more widespread adoption of the multi-professional Responsible Clinician role: Results of a qualitative inquiry, Oates, J., Burrell, C., Ebrahim, S., Taylor, J., Veitch, P., Brandon, T. 1 May 2021, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Social Workers’ Negotiation of the Liminal Space Between Personalisation Policy and Practice, Southall, C., Lonbay, S., Brandon, T. 4 Mar 2021, In: European Journal of Social Work
  • The Development of a Prison Mental Health Unit in England: Understanding Realist Context(s)., Dyer, W., Cassidy, K., Ridley, L., Biddle, P., McClelland, N., Brandon, T. 3 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
  • Extending Voice and Autonomy Through Participatory Action Research: Ethical and Practical Issues: Reflections on a Workshop held at Durham University, November 2018, Kong, S., Banks, S., Brandon, T., Chappell, S., Charnley, H., Hwang, S., Rudd, D., Shaw, S., Slatcher, S., Ward, N. 2020, In: Ethics & Social Welfare
  • Making space for mental health care within the penal estate, Cassidy, K., Dyer, W., Biddle, P., Brandon, T., McClelland, N., Ridley, L. 1 Mar 2020, In: Health and Place

  • Annessa Rebair Meeting Spaces; Crafting conversations about suicide in nurse education Start Date: 03/09/2015 End Date: 11/06/2019
  • Rosaleen McDonagh From Shame to Pride: The Politics of Disabled Traveller Identity Start Date: 27/09/2013 End Date: 06/11/2019
  • Carole Southall Social Workers' Experience of Assessing Capacity and 'Best Interest' Decision Making Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Start Date: 11/10/2012 End Date: 15/06/2017
  • Keith Ford 'Daring to Peek Over The Wall': A Qualitative Exploration of The Concept of Remission in The Process of Recovery For People With Schizophrenia Start Date: 06/09/2010 End Date: 25/02/2016
  • Sarah Beck The nature, purpose and effects of conditions attached to standard deprivation of liberty authorisations (mental Capacity Act 2005) Start Date: 02/10/2012 End Date: 01/06/2016
  • Sarah Lonbay Bridges and Barriers: Exploring the Involvement of Older People in Adult Safeguarding Start Date: 18/09/2013 End Date: 08/10/2015
  • Charmaine Agius Ferrante A Case Study of Inclusion, Respect and Dignity: Whole School Approach Using the Social Model of Disability Start Date: 09/03/2006 End Date: 09/08/2012
  • Amy Swift ‘They haven’t ever discussed my feelings. I wish they would’: How Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy (OBPP) affects mental wellbeing in children: A Mixed-Methods Approach Start Date: 28/09/2020
  • Cathryn Meredith Safeguarding people who lack mental capacity due to dementia: an ethnographic case study Start Date: 01/10/2016
  • Emmanouil Gratsias Not for them or on them: Exploring advocacy outcomes with people, with learning difficulties Start Date: 06/04/2011 End Date: 28/09/2021
  • Annessa Rebair Meeting Spaces; Crafting conversations about suicide in nurse education Start Date: 03/09/2015 End Date: 11/06/2019

  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL September 15 2005
  • PhD June 30 1999
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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